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✨✧ Lee Scratch PerryBlack Ark In Dub Vol 1 ... LP
VP/17 North Parade, Late 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An unusual album, and one that features a host of recordings done by Lee Perry right before his Pipecock Jackson implosion in the late 70s – but presented by former partner Pauline Morrison, who deserves a lot of credit for putting together a host of great dub tracks that might have been lost otherwise! The record first surfaced in the UK around 1980, with the usual very spare set of packaging that seems to mark some of the best dub records from the time – so there's little in the way of actual details about the recordings, but the quality of the bassy, echoey tracks definitely resonates with the strengths of the Black Ark studios at their height Titles include "Cool Rockers", "Jah", "Rasta Man", "Camp", "Dreadlock", "Guidance", "In The Valley", and "Money". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Ark In Dub (plus Black Ark Vol 2) ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Lee Scratch PerryBlack Ark Vol 2 ... LP
VP, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A record that's a bit different than the usual Lee Scratch Perry album of the 70s – more of a various artists collection, put together by Pauline Morrison, with material rescued from the Black Ark studios before their implosion – all mixed by Lee Perry with his amazing mid 70s ear for sound – which makes for timeless magic on cuts that include "Ethiopia" by Carol Cole, "Give Praises" by The Silvertones, "How Deep Is Your Love" by The Inamans, "Got To Be Irie" by The Originals, "I Am I Said" by Bunny Rugs, "Jah Love Is Sweeter" by Lacksley Castell, and "Mumbling & Grumbling" by Junior Byles. LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Scratch PerryReturn Of Pipecock Jackxon ... LP
Black Star Liner/Honest Jons (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the ultimate moments from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry – the set of recordings that shut down the Black Ark studios – and which helped build a bridge to the European scene that would help keep Perry's music alive for the next few decades! The sound of the album is even more far-reaching than some of Lee's earlier recordings – opened up in a new freedom that's much more aimed at album-oriented styles – heard best on the album's long opening number "Bed Jammin", and spun out over some great numbers that really showcase Perry's incredible talents in the studio! Titles include "Untitled Rhythm", "Give Thanx To Jah", "Easy Knocking", "Who Killed The Chicken", "Babylon Cookie Jar A Crumble", and "Some Have Fe Halla". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Scratch Perry & OthersBlack Ark In Dub (plus Black Ark Vol 2) ... CD
VP/17 North Parade, Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A pair of very obscure Lee Perry recordings – back to back in a single CD set! Black Ark In Dub features a host of recordings done by Lee Perry right before his Pipecock Jackson implosion in the late 70s – but presented by former partner Pauline Morrison, who deserves a lot of credit for putting together a host of great dub tracks that might have been lost otherwise! The record first surfaced in the UK around 1980, with the usual very spare set of packaging that seems to mark some of the best dub records from the time – so there's little in the way of actual details about the recordings, but the quality of the bassy, echoey tracks definitely resonates with the strengths of the Black Ark studios at their height Titles include "Cool Rockers", "Jah", "Rasta Man", "Camp", "Dreadlock", "Guidance", "In The Valley", and "Money". Black Ark Vol 2 is a bit different – more of a various artists collection, put together by Pauline Morrison, with material rescued from the Black Ark studios before their implosion – all mixed by Lee Perry with his amazing mid 70s ear for sound – which makes for timeless magic on cuts that include "Ethiopia" by Carol Cole, "Give Praises" by The Silvertones, "How Deep Is Your Love" by The Inamans, "Got To Be Irie" by The Originals, "I Am I Said" by Bunny Rugs, "Jah Love Is Sweeter" by Lacksley Castell, and "Mumbling & Grumbling" by Junior Byles. CD

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✨✧ Lee Scratch Perry & The UpsettersScratch & Company Chapter 1 (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Clocktower/Get On Down, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pivotal Black Ark material from Lee Perry – with brilliantly tripped out echoey dub production – and scorching instrumentation laid down by the mighty Upsetters! Split roughly in half between Perry's nicely gritty instrumental moodcraft and hazy vocals, this collection features some uber prime Upsetters material. It's all hear – heavily rumbling bass grooves, tripped out, though spiritually resonant vocals and just enough of smoky haze without getting too thick to breathe. Amazing stuff! Includes "Scratch The Dub Organizer", "Bush Weed Corn Trash", "When Jah Come", "Curley Dub", "Serious Joke", "Who You Gonna Run To" and "Tighten Up". CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)

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✨✧ Lee Scratch PerryReturn Of Pipecock Jackxon ... CD
Black Star Liner/Honest Jons (UK), 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the ultimate moments from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry – the set of recordings that shut down the Black Ark studios – and which helped build a bridge to the European scene that would help keep Perry's music alive for the next few decades! The sound of the album is even more far-reaching than some of Lee's earlier recordings – opened up in a new freedom that's much more aimed at album-oriented styles – heard best on the album's long opening number "Bed Jammin", and spun out over some great numbers that really showcase Perry's incredible talents in the studio! Titles include "Untitled Rhythm", "Give Thanx To Jah", "Easy Knocking", "Who Killed The Chicken", "Babylon Cookie Jar A Crumble", and "Some Have Fe Halla". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Return Of Pipecock Jackxon ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Lee Perry & The UpsettersReturn Of Sound System Scratch – More Lee Perry Dub Plate Mixes & Rarities 1973 to 1979 ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare and unreleased Lee Perry dubplate mixes – brilliant productions from the creatively fruitful, boundary busting 70s years – with the mighty Upsetters and numbers featuring Junior Murvin, Candy Mackenzie, Leo Graham, Jimmy Riley, George Faith, Jack Lord and The Silvertones! This is the second Sound System Scratch compilation from the deep treasure diggers at Pressure Sounds – who have again assembled staggeringly adventurous and hard to find Scratch productions from an amazing period at Black Ark. A number of the tracks are previously unreleased, others are exclusive dubplate mixes, all incredible – be it smoked out, hazy dubs and surprisingly accessible and soulful reggae. Includes "Righteous Rocking" by The Upsetters, "Get Ready (Bongo Mix) by Junior Murvin & The Upsetters, "Kis Me Mix" by The Upsetters, "I've Got The Dub" by George Faith & The Upsetters, "Enter The Upsetter" by Lee Perry & The Upsetters, "Darkness In The City" by Jimmy Riley & The Upsetters, "Rejoice Jah Jah Children" by The Silvertones and more. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Lee Perry & The UpsettersScratch The Upsetter Again ... LP
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Nice batch of early 70s cuts by Lee Perry, replete with his unique approach and the roots of the out there production and songwriting skills that Lee would use to transform Jamaican music for decades to come! Taken from the LPs Scratch The Upsetter Again and Eastwood Rides Again, filled with the sort of prime funky organ driven jammies Scratch and the Upsetters were kicking out at the time. A bit more sublime than some of the outer space funk Perry would drop at the Black Ark, but more than worthwhile. A dozen chubby numbers in all, including "Bad Tooth", "One Punch", "Soul Walk", "Mule Train", "The Dentis'", "I Want To Thank You", "Touch Of Fire", "Outer Space", "Will You Still Love Me", "Take One", "She Is Gone Again" and "The Result". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Lee PerryCloak & Dagger (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Justice League/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... About July 23, 2021 (delayed)
Sweet! One of the harder Scratch efforts to track down over the years, one we're always glad to come across! Recorded in the late 70s, when his wigged out follies at the Black Ark had reached their peak –though there's a bit of debate over whether these tracks were actually recorded at the Black Ark – this is one of the first albums issued after the studio burned to the ground. Whichever side of the argument you fall on, you can't argue with the tracks on this one: spare instrumental Perry-isms with jaunty guitar, loping syncopated drums and bouncing bass, plus Tommy McCook's horn. Titles include "Cloak & Dagger", "Hail Stone", "Musical Transplant", "Liquid Serenade", "Iron Claw", "Rude Walking", "Cave Man Skank", "Pe We Special" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lee PerryUpsetter Presents Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread ... LP
VP, 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
Lee Scratch Perry's funky reggae party, put together at the Black Ark, with Boris Gardner, Mickey Boo, Sly Dunbar & Winston Wright. A nice batch of crackling Jamaican funk, with the requisite Black Ark smoke blowing throughout. Includes a bunch of classic Perry-isms, with Scratch dropping verses with his own unique perspective, like "Yu Squeeze My Panhandle", "Roast Fish & Cornbread", "Soul Fire" & "Free Up The Weed" LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Upsetter Presents Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread (red vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 32.99

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Lee PerryUpsetter Presents Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread (red vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
VP/17 North Parade, 1976. New Copy ... $32.99
Lee Scratch Perry's funky reggae party, put together at the Black Ark, with Boris Gardner, Mickey Boo, Sly Dunbar & Winston Wright. A nice batch of skanking Jamaica funk, with the requisite Black Ark smoke blowing throughout. Includes a bunch of classic Perry-isms, with Scratch dropping verses with his own unique perspective, like "Yu Squeeze My Panhandle", "Roast Fish & Cornbread", "Soul Fire" & "Free Up The Weed" LP, Vinyl record album
(Remasterd on red vinyl!)
Also available Upsetter Presents Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread ... LP 19.99

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Lee Perry & FriendsBlack Art From The Black Ark ... CD
Pressure Sounds, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A host of rare gems from the early years of Lee Perry's legendary Black Ark studios – material recorded by Scratch himself, on some cuts featuring The Upsetters, others some close contemporaries – but all nicely unified here by contributions from Lee at just about every level! As with other Pressure Sounds collections, the approach here is wonderful – way past the entry-level reggae collections you might get elswhere, but also not overwhelmed with trainspotter attention to rareness over quality – as the cuts here are all pretty darn great, and feature many gems from the early reggae years that really show Perry's diversity past his own recordings. The set includes a number of Upsetters version recordings of vocal tunes – and titles include "Set Yourself Up" by The Upsetters, "Brotherly Lvoe" by Henrick Nicholson, "Roots Train (previously unreleased dub plate mix)" by Junior Murvin, "Woman Gotta Have Love (previously unreleased dub plate mix)", "Say A Little Prayer (12" mix)" by Eric Donaldson, "Mr Cravin" by Junior Murvin, "Such Is Life (version)" by The UPsetters, "Nu Fi Run It Down" by Danny Clarke, "Ska Baby" by Bobby Ellis, "Such Is Life" by Lord Creator, and "Oh Me Oh My" by Bree Daniels. CD
Also available Black Art From The Black Ark ... LP 22.99

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Lee Perry & FriendsBlack Art From The Black Ark ... LP
Pressure Sounds, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 25.98
A host of rare gems from the early years of Lee Perry's legendary Black Ark studios – material recorded by Scratch himself, on some cuts featuring The Upsetters, others some close contemporaries – but all nicely unified here by contributions from Lee at just about every level! As with other Pressure Sounds collections, the approach here is wonderful – way past the entry-level reggae collections you might get elswhere, but also not overwhelmed with trainspotter attention to rareness over quality – as the cuts here are all pretty darn great, and feature many gems from the early reggae years that really show Perry's diversity past his own recordings. The set includes a number of Upsetters version recordings of vocal tunes – and titles include "Set Yourself Up" by The Upsetters, "Brotherly Love" by Henrick Nicholson, "Roots Train (previously unreleased dub plate mix)" by Junior Murvin, "Woman Gotta Have Love (previously unreleased dub plate mix)", "Say A Little Prayer (12" mix)" by Eric Donaldson, "Mr Cravin" by Junior Murvin, "Such Is Life (version)" by The Upsetters, "Nu Fi Run It Down" by Danny Clarke, "Ska Baby" by Bobby Ellis, and "Such Is Life" by Lord Creator. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Art From The Black Ark ... CD 14.99

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Lee Perry & The UpsetterUpsetter Collection ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
A nice selection of Upsetters tracks, and other Perry productions, from 1969-1973. Though he had yet to make the mothership connection through the Black Ark, his vision is fully formed on all these funky numbers, and it's clear where much of his inspiration was coming from with "Freak Out Skank"and other numbers like "Cold Sweat". A total of 16 groovy Scratch creations, mostly by the Upsetters: "Return Of Django", "Django Shoots First", "The Vampire", "Drugs & Poison", "Sipreano", "Black IPA", "Tipper Special", and the "French Connection", plus The Bleechers "Check Him Out", The Gatherers "Words Of My Mouth", Carlton & His Shoes "Better Days", and the Perry numbers "Cow Thief Skank", "Bucky Skank" and "Kill them All". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee PerryDubstrumentals – Kung Fu Meets The Dragon/Return Of Wax/Musical Bones ... CD
Trojan/Sanctuary (UK), 1975. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Three hard to get and blazingly badass dub sets from the Upsetter and crew, pulled together to make one smoking double CD set. Kung Fu Meets The Dragon is one of the most sought after Upsetter sides, from the late Black Ark period, originally only issued in a small batch, and hopelessly hard to find for years. This excellent dub LP is as dope as all get out, from the kung fu imagery to the spare, funky dubs rolling along on heavy bass, quacking clavinet and earth shaking drums. Musical Bones is another lost, hard to get set, and delivers the same spacey goods: raw, gritty, funky jams cut at the Black Ark during the height of Perry's most creative period. Vin Gordon's trombone is pushed waaaay up to the front of the mix in these instrumental versions, which are basically dubs, though there's not too much in the way of echo drops and atom bomb reverb – but on this album that's just the way we like it, so we can feel every beat of the chunky rhythms! And Return Of Wax was pulled from from the same sessions that gave us the Kung Fu Meets the Dragon set, you know it's right. Tracked by Perry with Upsetters in 1975, these stripped down dubs feature some of the dopest, funky rhythms Scratch ever cut, while others have a super spare, loping Jamaican groove. The sound is crisp and tight, without the giant thunderclaps and echo drops you'd here in a Tubby mix, but chirping guitars and sublimely funky bass ducking in and out of the mix. 35 smoking jams in all, including "Enter The Dragon", "Hold Them Kung Fu", "Scorching Iron", "Black Belt Jones", "Skango", "Exit The Dragon", "Iron Fist", "Coco-Macca", "The Message", "Licky Licky", "Quinge Up", "Raw Chaw", "Four Of A Kind", "Voodoo Man", "Last Blood", "Deathly Hands", "Dragon Slayer", "One Armed Boxer", "Fists Of Vengeance", "Samurai Swordsman" and "Final Weapon". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee Perry & The UpsettersSuper Ape ... LP
Island/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The King Kong of dub records, and we're not just saying that because of the freaky deaky cover image of a super ape with a belly full of roast fish, cornbread and makka stepping on a croaking lizard with a tree in one hand and a "tree" in the other! Classic Lee Perry and as essential of a dub set as there's ever been, rendering Scratch's dense, multi-layered Black Ark rhythms in all their raw glory, with toasts and vocal snippets darting in and out of the dubs courtesy Prince Jazzbo, the Heptones, Dillinger and Scratch himself. With 10 incredible cuts: "Zion's Blood", "Croaking Lizard", "Dread Lion", "Patience", "Dub Along", "Black Vest", "Underground", "Curly Dub" "Three In One" and "Super Ape". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lee PerryAfrica's Blood (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A real moment of righteous power from Lee Scratch Perry – as you might expect from the image on the cover – clearly indicating a strong sense of pride and identity that also tracks with the 70s shift in Jamaican music too! Lee's the producer here, but also extends full creative control throughout – which makes the album's mix of vocal and instrumental tracks feel much more like some of the unified albums from the Black Ark era, than previous Trojan packages which usually just culled together previous singles. The album's got lots of instrumentals billed to The Upsetters – including "Move Me", "Surplus"," Go Slow", "Not Guilty", "Long Sentence", and "Bad Luck" – and other titles include "Do Your Thing" by Dave Barker, "Well Dread (version 3)" by Addis Ababa Children, "Isn't It Wrong" by The Hurricanes, and "Place Called Africa (version 3)" by Winston Prince. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lee Perry & FriendsRastafari Liveth Itinually ... CD
DIP/Justice League (UK), Mid/Late 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic Black Ark soul sides, six of them, served up here with their funky Upsetters versions. Scratch is fully in his element here, a showcase of jaunty rolling island grooves, perhaps not his best known work, but like so much of what he cooked up at the Black Ark, totally essential, from the organ driven rhythm of Juks Dread & Big Youth's "23rd Psalm", to the murky, soulful "Ethiopian Land", to the Upsetter's chugging groove under "Well Judged Dub", voiced as "Judgement Day" by Clive Hilton. Also includes Mystic's "Forward With Jah Orthodox", The Bluebells "Come Along" amd Watty & Tony's "Rise & Shine", thirteen tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Lee Perry, Upsetters & OthersArkology (3CD set) ... CD
Island, 1970s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The mothership has landed! While attempting to make a definitive compilation of all of Scratch's productions would take well more than 3 CDs, this set does a fine job of touching on important highlights and unearthing a few hidden gems, from the fertile Black Ark period. 55 tracks in all, with a fat 52 page book with extensive notes and loads of great photos, we'll let the exhaustive track list speak for itself: Max Romeo "One Step Forward", "War In A Babylon", "Chase The Devil" and "Norman", Devon Irons "Vampire", the Heptones "Sufferer's Time", "Mr. President" with Jah Lion, "Why Must I (version)" with Lee Perry and "Make Up Your Mind", Junior Dread "Sufferer's Heights", The Congos "Don't Blame On I", "Feast Of The Passover" and "CongoMan", The Meditations "Much Smarter", "Life Is Not Easy", and "No Peace", Junior Murvin "Tedious", 'police & Thieves", "Bad Weed" and "Roots Train" with Dillinger, Mikey Dread "Dread At The Mantrols", Errol Walker "In These Times", "John Public" and "John Public (version)" with Enos Barnes, Glen DaCosta "Magic Touch", Jah Lion "Soldier & Police War", Raphael Green & Doctor Alimantado "Rasta Train", Augustus Pablo "Vibrate On", The Upsetter Review with Junior Murvin "Closer Together", Keith Rowe "Groovy Situation", George Faith "To Be A Lover (Have Some Mercy)", Lee Perry "Dub Revolution Pt. 1", "Dreadlocks In Moonlight", "Soul Fire", "Curly Locks" and 'Roast Fish & Cornbread" and The Upsetters "One Step Dub", "Vamp A Dub", "Sufferer's Dub", "Much Smarter Dub", "Life Is Not Easy Dub", "Revelation Dub", "In These Times Dub", "Grumblin' Dub", "No Peace Dub", "Party Time pt. 2", "Vibrator", "Bird In Hand", "Dyon Anasawa" featuring Full Experience, "Rastaman Shuffle", "Groovy Dub" and "Corn Fish Dub". CD
(Out of print, slipcase has some light wear.)

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Junior BylesBeat Down Babylon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
Tremendous work from Junior Byles – a singer with a sweet voice that would have been right at home in the rocksteady years, but which is maybe even more powerful here in a roots session produced by Lee Scratch Perry! That special Perry magic really helps balance things out with Junior's vocals – a raspy edge in the rhythms that reminds us of the deeper qualities of the lyrics – echoed by Byles as he uses his personal soul to enforce their ideas – following a shift in Jamaican music that's similar to the Marvin Gaye shift at the start of the 70s! Titles include "I've Got A Feeling", "Don't Know Why", "Coming Again", "Beat Down Babylon", "A Place Called Africa", and "Poor Chubby". 2CD set features an insane number of bonus tracks – 41 more numbers in all, pulled from singles and other recordings – with titles that include "Curley Locks", "Dreader Locks", "Militant Rock", "Fun & Games", "Motion Dub", "Ungrateful Skank", "Rasta No Pick Pocket", "Come Da Da", "Righteous Oily", "King Of Babylon", "Africa Stand", and "Rub Up Festival 71". CD

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✨✧ Dr AlimantadoBest Dressed Chicken In Town ... LP
Greensleeves (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Full strength roots from Dr Aminatado! In a perfect world, this album would need no introduction from us – it's classic caliber to say the least! For those yet to visit the doctor, this is the perfect perscription –in which Dr Alimantado and Lee Scratch Perry lead you through a top tier side of funky Black Ark reggae with the heavy murky Perry touch and some mad Dee Jay stylings from the best dressed chicken in town. 10 cuts, including the awesome title track, plus "Just The Other Day", "Gimme Mi Gun", "I Killed The Barber", "Unitone Skank", "Can't Conquer Natty Dreadlocks", "Ride On", "I Shall Fear No Evil". LP, Vinyl record album

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El Michels Affair & Liam BaileyEkundayo Inversions ... CD
Big Crown, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A really new setting for the vocals of singer Liam Bailey – and one that's a bit different for El Michels Affair! The group here are still very funky, and filled with all the fantastic sonic touches that we've always loved from leader Leon Michels – but the setting is more in a reggae mode, with lots of dubby elements at the bottom that are balanced out by soulful falsetto vocals from Liam – sometimes in a way that's heavily processed, sometimes a bit more straight up in the mix! As always with El Michels, the whole thing is like hearing the sounds of the past, but refracted with a unique contemporary vision – topped off here with guest work from Lee Scratch Perry and Black Thought too. Titles include "Conquer & Divide", "Ugly Truths", "Faded", "Lucky Man", "I Love NY", "Superstar", "Angel Face", "Walk With Me", "King", and "No One Else". CD

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Derrick Harriott & The CrystalitesUndertaker (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A massive package – the full rare Undertaker album from Derrick Harriott & The Crystalites, plus an insane amount of bonus tracks too! The core album is instrumental – a wicked set of rhythms from The Crystalites, a group who have a vibe that's right up there with the best of the late 60s Kingston scene, but a groove that's definitely their own – almost a razor's edge to some of the rhythms, as they snap through some excellent late rocksteady/early reggae modes! Harriott produced, and adds in all these cool touches and sounds that almost predate some of the later experimental modes of Lee Scratch Perry. Titles include "The Undertaker", "Bombshell", "Biafra", "The Bad", "Lady Madonna", "Fistful Of Dollars", "The Barefoot Brigade", and "Dr Who". 2CD set features 14 more instrumental tracks from The Crystalites – plus 27 more Harriott-produced numbers, including work by Rudy Mills, Junior Murvin, Keith & Tex, The Chuckles, Eric Donaldson, Pat Satchmo, Tinga & Ernie, and The Ethiopians. CD

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✨✧ Jah LionColombia Colly (180 gram pressing – with bonus track) ... LP
Mango/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
One of the greatest mainstream 70s efforts from Lee Scratch Perry – a wonderful collaboration with Jah Lion – who serves up rhymes of knowledge and wisdom over some dubby genius from Scratch himself! The album skews towards the roots side of the spectrum, but has a looser, more open vibe too – as Jah Lion (aka Jah Lloyd) really lets his words space out amidst the fantastic production – really waiting his time for the rhythms to flow, then letting his vocals come in right on the money! The whole thing is great – virtually a blueprint for the entire On-U Sound label – with titles that include "Wisdom", "Dread In A Jamdong", "Flashing Whip", "Black Lion", "Fat Man", "Black Lion", "Little Sally Dater", "Hay Fever", and "Colombia Colly". LP, Vinyl record album

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Seke Molenga & Kalo KawongoloSeke Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo ... LP
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.98
One of the most unusual albums to ever come from the legendary Black Ark studios of Lee Scratch Perry – a set by a duo of Congolese singers, Seke Molenga and Kalo Kawongolo – who are also not to be confused with The Congos, another group that Perry was producing at the time! The album definitely has some reggae elements, but also echoes with a sound that's much more African than most of Lee's other music of the time – a great mixing of the vocals, guitars, and percussion of Molenga and Kawongolo with some of the trippier, dubbier styles of Scratch's production – at a level that seems bent on building a musical bridge across the Atlantic! Titles include "Moto Ya Motema", "Bad Food", "African Roots", "Mengieb", and "Guipimbu Gienu". LP, Vinyl record album

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Prince Far ITrojan Albums Collection (Free From Sin/Jamaican Heroes/Voice Of Thunder/Musical History) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 24.99
Four fantastic albums from the legendary Prince Far I! The set begins with the classic Free From Sin – Great early work from Prince Far I – a stunning mix of reggae and dub, with a righteous quality that really gives the prince his title amongst 70s Jamaican royalty! Backing is by a version of the Roots Radics – with the excellent Style Scott on drums, Errol Holt on Bass, Bingy Bunny, Sowell and Chinna Smith on guitar, Bobby Kalphat and Snappin on keys, Bobby Ellis and Deadly Headly on horns, and Bongo Herman and Ras Millinek on percussion – but the real key to the sound is the way that Prince Far I produces the whole thing, and mixes his own sinister vocals with the heady, bottom-heavy rhythms – all with a quality that matches Lee Scratch Perry at his best! Titles include "Free From Sin", "Light Of Fire", "Reggae Music", "I & I Are the Chosen One", "Don't Deal With Folly", "Call On I In Trouble", "When Jah Ready You Got To Move", and "Siren". Jamaican Heroes is a totally great album by Prince Far I – and a set that already shows him building that crucial London/Kingston bridge that would be such a big part of his sound! The album features work from Sly & Robbie, and the killer drums of Style Scott on rhythm – but also includes contributions by London hipsters Viv Albertine & Ari Up (of the Slits), and David Toop (noted music writer and historian) – quite a mix, and all brought together wonderfully by the Prince's production, and really unique vocal approach. Titles include "Jamaican Heroes", "Prison Discipline", "Musical History", "Natty Champion", and "Golden Throne". Next up is a classic from Prince Far I – Voice Of Thunder couldn't be a more appropriate album title or moniker! Recorded at Channel One in 1981 with incredible analog dub production, it fully carries the grit, murk, heavy and heady soul of the 70s into the new decade –even if the sound is ultimately a bit different then the what he delivered in the 70s. That thunderous voice toasting over the rhythms is as incredible as ever – over the commanding bass of Professor Larry Silvera, tripped out drums & percussion by Jah Lloyd & Scully, occasional swirling keys by Steely, Tarzan and Tony Asher and the other great Channel One players. Titles include "Ten Commandments", "Every Time I Hear The Word", "Head Of The Buccaneer", "Shall Not Dwell In Wickedness", "Skinhead", and "Hold The Fort". Musical History is one of the last albums ever issued by Prince Far I – and a set that marks a fantastic cap to a too-short career! The Prince's vocal contributions are as impeccable as his dubby production work – and titles include "At The Cross", "More We Are Together", "Take Heed Frontline", "What You Gonna Do On Judgement Day", and "Tell Them About Jah Love". CD

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Bunny ScottTo Love Somebody ... LP
Klik/Freestyle (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Warmly wonderful early work from William Bunny Clarke – billed here under a different name, but the same singer who'd rise to great fame a few years later as Bunny Rugs in Third World! The vibe here is different than his hits with that group – more laidback and mellow, with great production from Lee Perry – who knows more than enough to let Bunny shine in the lead when he wants, even while bringing in some sweet Scratch touches from time to time! The set features the wicked funky number "Kinky Fly" – plus lots of mellow rockers, including a version of "Use Me", and the cuts "What's The Use", "Big May", "Let Love Touch Us Now", "Second Avenue", and even versions of "Sweet Caroline" and "I Am I Said" – which have Bunny and Perry making sweet magic from the songs of Neil Diamond! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available To Love Somebody (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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Bunny ScottTo Love Somebody (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Klik/Freestyle (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $15.99 17.99
Warmly wonderful early work from William Bunny Clarke – billed here under a different name, but the same singer who'd rise to great fame a few years later as Bunny Rugs in Third World! The vibe here is different than his hits with that group – more laidback and mellow, with great production from Lee Perry – who knows more than enough to let Bunny shine in the lead when he wants, even while bringing in some sweet Scratch touches from time to time! The set features the wicked funky number "Kinky Fly" – plus lots of mellow rockers, including a version of "Use Me", and the cuts "What's The Use", "Big May", "Let Love Touch Us Now", "Second Avenue", and even versions of "Sweet Caroline" and "I Am I Said" – which have Bunny and Perry making sweet magic from the songs of Neil Diamond! CD features bonus tracks – a great version of the William De Vaughn classic "Be Thankful For What You Got" in a discomix version – plus "I Never Had It So Good", "Hip Harry", and "Hip Version". CD
Also available To Love Somebody ... LP 16.99

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VariousTrojan Story (3CD set) ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $31.99 32.99
A huge collection of work from the legendary Trojan Records label – the crucial British imprint who helped bring the sounds of Jamaica to the London scene, then helped encourage a lot of new English recordings as well! Trojan was more than a label, it was a key cultural conduit back in the day – as important to musical migrations as those of its customers' own – as you'll hear in this massive collection of tracks from the label's glory days! The set is much nicer than just a "best of" – as it's full of unusual numbers mixed in next to the classics – a set of 50 tracks that includes "Give Me All Your Love" by The Continentals, "Tell Me Darling" by Jackie Edwards, "One Eyed Giant" by Baba Brooks, "Keep The Pressure On" by Winston & George, "Perfida" by Phyllis Dillon, "King Without A Throne" by Sugar Simone, "Rock Steady Train" by Ewan & Jerry, "Rasta Never Fails" by The Charmers, "Them A Laugh & A Ki Ki" by The Soul Mates, "People Funny Boy" by Lee Scratch Perry, "I'm In The Mood For Ska" by Lord Tanamo, "Satan" by Justin Hinds & The Dominoes, "Rough & Tough" by Stranger Cole, "Man To Man" by Kentrick Patrick, "Rudy A Message To You" by Dandy Livingstone, "Way Of Life" by Lynn Taitt & The Jets, "Every Night" by Joe White & Chuck, "Hong Kong Flu" by The Ethiopians, and "Nana" by The Slickers. CD

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✨✧ Nat BirchallUpright Living – Nat Birchall Meets Al Breadwinner ... LP
Ancient Archive Of Sound (UK), 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mighty feather in the cap of UK saxophonist Nat Birchall – and a set that really shows just how much he's opening up his sound in recent years! The set is a second meeting between Birchall and Al Breadwinner – and like the previous, both artists handle a wide range of instrumentation in a mode that matches 70s dub production styles with jazzy elements too – as Nat plays tenor, soprano, melodica, organ, piano, and percussion – and Al handles drums, organ, guitar, piano, and more percussion too! Breadwinner recorded and mixed the set – with the kind of mysterious vibe that almost recalls Lee Scratch Perry at Black Ark – and the duo are joined by Vin Gordon on trombone, David Fullwood on trumpet, and Stally on baritone sax. Titles include "Wise Man Style/Dub Of The Prophet", "Tribute To The Great Tommy McCook", "Man From Jones Down", "Upright Living", "Mystical Dawn", "African Village Dub", and "Upfull Dubbing". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Junior BylesBeat Down Babylon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from Junior Byles – a singer with a sweet voice that would have been right at home in the rocksteady years, but which is maybe even more powerful here in a roots session produced by Lee Scratch Perry! That special Perry magic really helps balance things out with Junior's vocals – a raspy edge in the rhythms that reminds us of the deeper qualities of the lyrics – echoed by Byles as he uses his personal soul to enforce their ideas – following a shift in Jamaican music that's similar to the Marvin Gaye shift at the start of the 70s! Titles include "I've Got A Feeling", "Don't Know Why", "Coming Again", "Beat Down Babylon", "A Place Called Africa", and "Poor Chubby". 2CD set features an insane number of bonus tracks – 41 more numbers in all, pulled from singles and other recordings – with titles that include "Curley Locks", "Dreader Locks", "Militant Rock", "Fun & Games", "Motion Dub", "Ungrateful Skank", "Rasta No Pick Pocket", "Come Da Da", "Righteous Oily", "King Of Babylon", "Africa Stand", and "Rub Up Festival 71". CD
Also available Beat Down Babylon (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Keith HudsonEntering The Dragon (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Secret (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy sounds from the great Keith Hudson – a set that may well be one of his best of the 70s, thanks in part to some excellent rhythms from the Soul Syndicate crew! Keith doesn't have the most soulful voice in Jamaican music – but he's a heck of a producer, and really brings plenty of his own presence to bear on the tunes in the set – a dark, moody vibe that's maybe in the same territory as Lee Scratch Perry at the time! Like Perry, Hudson's got a great ear for the nascent dub sounds that were starting to hit the scene at the time – and there's plenty of "bottom" on these tracks that nicely offset Hudson's vocals. Titles include "You're Still A Little Girl", "Words So True", "Too Possessive & You Know It Baby", "Rage Of Love", "Man From Shooters Hill", "Will You Come Out Tonight", "War War", and "I Don't Know You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Keith HudsonEntering The Dragon (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy sounds from the great Keith Hudson – a set that may well be one of his best of the 70s, thanks in part to some excellent rhythms from the Soul Syndicate crew! Keith doesn't have the most soulful voice in Jamaican music – but he's a heck of a producer, and really brings plenty of his own presence to bear on the tunes in the set – a dark, moody vibe that's maybe in the same territory as Lee Scratch Perry at the time! Like Perry, Hudson's got a great ear for the nascent dub sounds that were starting to hit the scene at the time – and there's plenty of "bottom" on these tracks that nicely offset Hudson's vocals. Titles include "You're Still A Little Girl", "Words So True", "Too Possessive & You Know It Baby", "Rage Of Love", "Man From Shooters Hill", "Will You Come Out Tonight", "War War", and "I Don't Know You". CD features bonus tracks – 30 numbers in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ El Michels Affair & Liam BaileyEkundayo Inversions (clear red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Big Crown, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really new setting for the vocals of singer Liam Bailey – and one that's a bit different for El Michels Affair! The group here are still very funky, and filled with all the fantastic sonic touches that we've always loved from leader Leon Michels – but the setting is more in a reggae mode, with lots of dubby elements at the bottom that are balanced out by soulful falsetto vocals from Liam – sometimes in a way that's heavily processed, sometimes a bit more straight up in the mix! As always with El Michels, the whole thing is like hearing the sounds of the past, but refracted with a unique contemporary vision – topped off here with guest work from Lee Scratch Perry and Black Thought too. Titles include "Conquer & Divide", "Ugly Truths", "Faded", "Lucky Man", "I Love NY", "Superstar", "Angel Face", "Walk With Me", "King", and "No One Else". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition translucent red vinyl pressing!)
Also available Ekundayo Inversions ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ VariousTrojan Story (3LP set – with book) ... LP
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3LPs ... Out Of Stock
A huge collection of work from the legendary Trojan Records label – the crucial British imprint who helped bring the sounds of Jamaica to the London scene, then helped encourage a lot of new English recordings as well! Trojan was more than a label, it was a key cultural conduit back in the day – as important to musical migrations as those of its customers' own – as you'll hear in this massive collection of tracks from the label's glory days! The set is much nicer than just a "best of" – as it's full of unusual numbers mixed in next to the classics – a set of 50 tracks that includes "Give Me All Your Love" by The Continentals, "Tell Me Darling" by Jackie Edwards, "One Eyed Giant" by Baba Brooks, "Keep The Pressure On" by Winston & George, "Perfida" by Phyllis Dillon, "King Without A Throne" by Sugar Simone, "Rock Steady Train" by Ewan & Jerry, "Rasta Never Fails" by The Charmers, "Them A Laugh & A Ki Ki" by The Soul Mates, "People Funny Boy" by Lee Scratch Perry, "I'm In The Mood For Ska" by Lord Tanamo, "Satan" by Justin Hinds & The Dominoes, "Rough & Tough" by Stranger Cole, "Man To Man" by Kentrick Patrick, "Rudy A Message To You" by Dandy Livingstone, "Way Of Life" by Lynn Taitt & The Jets, "Every Night" by Joe White & Chuck, "Hong Kong Flu" by The Ethiopians, and "Nana" by The Slickers. LP, Vinyl record album
(A beautiful package – comes in a hardcover book-style format, with a 50 page book inside!)

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✨✧ Junior BylesBeat Down Babylon – The Upsetter Years ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Like so many vocalists, Junior Byles shone brightest under the guidance of Lee Perry, and this excellent retrospective collects more than just a few of the great Jamaican soul sides he'd cut under his production. All of these numbers have the spare loping groove, with nice organ lines and bouncing bass that were the hallmark of Scratch's early 70's work, laced with Byles' great roots vocals over top. 23 tracks in all, including "I've Got A Feeling", "Don't Know Why", "Coming Home", "Beat Down Babylon", "A Place Called Africa", "Poor Chubby", "Hail To Power", "Fever", "When Will Better Come", "Curly Locks" and "Dreader Locks". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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